Relationships are a key area in your professional life this month. December opens with the Sun in outgoing Sagittarius and your 7th House of Partners. This could attract enthusiastic allies or, perhaps, individuals whose optimism exceeds reason. While picking up inspiration from others and even coming across with more confidence yourself sounds good, it's likely that success will come from addressing specific details rather than just making a big pitch.
The New Moon on December 2 falls in your 7th house, which can raise your profile and your ambitions, yet nailing down the precise terms of a deal makes dollars and sense. This is due to the long transit of attractive Venus in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Proving yourself requires a plan with this alluring planet in orderly and responsible Capricorn.
Yet even the most carefully laid plans may require adjustments as Venus approaches her reversal point on December 21. The following six weeks of her retrograde period is a time when going over the obligations and expectations of working alliances is expected. Be patient in addressing sticky issues that may take plenty of research and renegotiation to get to where you want to go. If you feel disrespected by someone, defensiveness will not alter her or his perceptions.
But a real commitment to working harder and smarter to earn trust is an excellent way to transform a challenging professional relationship into a profitable one. Given the choice between a difficult alliance with a serious individual and an easy one with someone less reliable, the first one will be more beneficial to your career.
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